by jason1974mgb on Apr 23, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Camry CE 4dr Sedan
As a car guy I never thought I would buy a normal commuter car,
but this car rocks,
I bought it at 150,000 last year and have put 50k on it so far,
at about 190,000 the original shocks finally gave out.
for what it is (4cyl manual trans) its actually quite peppy,
handles well enough to not be boring,
and still gets 31mpg combined city / highway,
and only uses about 1/2 quart of oil between oil changes.
the only problems I have had with it are the prior mentioned shocks,
and the actuator that selects where the air should go inside the car has stopped working.
I will run this thing until the wheels fall off then buy another one,
hopefully a convertible.
by Mike Pratt on Jan 12, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Camry CE 4dr Sedan
We inherited this car from my great aunt a few months ago. It only have 62K miles and hardly driven. After some new tires and brake pads it was fit for a king. It's a CE addiction so it has no bells and whistles. Not even cruise control, but it works great four new and young drivers alike. I love the car for it's easy to drive, handles like a dream, and is quieter then my van. - It may be a CE and my mother's car, but as a new driver I find this the perfect vehicle to start out in for its all I need - and I find it to be simplistic elegance.
by Curt on Dec 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Camry CE 4dr Sedan
The car runs great! I replaced the struts, brakes and timing belt at 60k, and have redone the brakes at 90K, continued with the scheduled oil changes and what a quality car. I purchased my first Camry in 1990 new and have not bought an American car since. Everything works on my 97 and I plan to keep it for 10 more years. A top quality vehicle.
Toyota plays the market conservatively with the all-new Camry, giving consumers exactly what they want; a roomy, attractive, feature-laden car with available V6 performance and the promise of excellent reliability as well as resale value. The 1997 Toyota Camry is the new standard for midsize sedans.